Adventure Medical Ben's 100 Max Deet Tick & Insect Repellent

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Ben's 100 Tick & Insect Repellent is your best defense against potentially lethal bug bites. Each year more and more individuals are infected with Lyme disease, West Nile Virus, and other deadly effects of infected insects. This water based repellent uses powerful DEET to protect you from dangerous bugs. DEET has been proven safe, when used as directed, and is the most powerful insect repellent available. Ben's formula is alcohol and propellant free to deliver the highest concentration of repellent without environmentally hazardous fluorocarbons. Use Ben's easy to apply insect repellents to keep you, and your family, safe when heading outdoors this year.

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Good stuff

    Works great as long as you reapply ever 10 hours....wish the bottle was a bit bigger. This one lasted me 4 days.

    Perfect size

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    This stuff is powerful, and it packs so small into a backpack. Takes up barely any room at all. It fits in your palm. Handy when I don't want to take up a ton of room with a big bottle of bug spray.

    Does What it Should!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Smells awful, tastes worse, but it definitely keeps the bugs away!


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Works good, probably not too go for you , but neither are bug bites so you make the call. If you decide you don't want bugs all up in your business. Deet it up!

    While not 100%...

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I'm still mostly bug bite free after a weekend in the deep backcountry. I was cautious about direct skin application, but it worked wonders when sprayed on clothes or my pack.

    Happy camper with this stuff in tow!

    Great Product

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have been using this spray for years and I find it truly works to stop almost anything from biting you. I tend to try to put it on my shoes and clothing (certain labels may warn of possible color change on fabrics which may be true, I have not noticed) to prevent soaking my skin in deet on a regular basis. Overall a great product. A little bottle, but a little bit goes a long way.

    Bugs be gone!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I went on a jungle advenmture recently where there was a chance to catch malaria, so i purchased this stuff. Put it on my shoes, a few sprays on clothes, hiking backpack and buff and was never bit once! Everyone else in my group used something else and came away with bug bites, but i was bite free. I'm sold on this stuff! Plus, the small package it great fort carry-ons.

    Does the trick!

      light enough to keep in the pack or in the glovebox, apply moderately and the only buzz you'll have on your trip is the one you want.

      Stop the mosquito massacre

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      If you have ever been to the Unitas when the mosquitos hatch, you've been to what I can only describe as hell on earth. They swarm and don't really care what you put on. That is except for this stuff. Don't get it in your eyes or mouth. Don't rub it in your neck and skin then forget 10 minutes later and rub your eye. Immediately wash your hands because it burns if you forget. The good thing is, don't mess up and you are set. The bugs will run.


      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      its deet, it works.
      If you need something to keep away the bugs for sure, this is the stuff.
      It is 100% deet, so if thats not your thing you should try something else, but nothing works like 100% deet does.

      Most Effective Bug Spray

        They say that the maximum effectiveness of deet is in the 30% range. I would tend to disagree based on experience. When I'm in the deep woods during the hatch I always bring Bens 100 Max. It isn't 100% effective, but the 100% Deet gives me piece of mind when the black flies, gnats, no see-ums, mosquitos, and ticks are biting like crazy. I get less bites with Bens 100 than any other bug spray.

        This stuff is killer! (to the skeeters)

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Weekend comes rollin' round and you make a B-Line for the backcountry. pun intended... Nothing is better in my opinion than going out to the backyard of the US of A. However, the difference between making the memories for the right reasons can be remembered for all the wrong reasons. This stuff is as legit as it comes. Don't let your memories be ruined by annoying bugs. Bens is the first on my gear list, as it should be on yours. So go out and enjoy what our country has to offer and live it up!

        Best bug repellent around

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Used this on multiple adventure races in the heart of bug infested north east forests and not once was bothered by anything. I'm sure this much deet isn't good for you but if I'm going to be in the woods for over 24hrs without sleep I at least don't want to be bothered by flys and mosquitoes.


        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        I really only purchased this because of how small the container was. I usually buy the 30% Deet but this was more of a necessity from from complaining all weekend. My husband would highly recommend!

        Good stuff

          A little goes a long way. Keeps the bad boys away.

          if you need the best repellant

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          100 is great but it probably isn't the best for your body. It Repels like crazy and does great job. I tend to only use it on cloths around leg openings and hats. for skin contact I will use a lower concentration like 30.

          Saved me.

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          I'm allergic to mosquito bites, like it can get pretty bad sometimes. I took this to Canada where I was camping by a river, there was still water in places and only got bit once the entire week. Usually I attract mosquitoes like crazy, but this seemed to do the trick.

          Dem Bugs

            Works like a charm, just don't get it in your mouth or you will hate your life for hours.

            Anybody ever encounter stable flies while...

            Anybody ever encounter stable flies while using this stuff? Does it keep them off?

            Best Answer

            Yes I have. DEET is gnarly, but it works. Also, if you look closely at the photo of the product packaging, Stable Flies are listed 2nd from the bottom. A little bit goes a long way.

            it works!

              This stuff has been proven to work. It takes a very little amount to repel mosquitos... and it lasts. I've had the same bottle for months.